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Somdonou Blanc 2012, 100% Garnatxa Blanca
Somdinou Blanc is clean and bright, presents a waxy pale yellow colour, with faint greenish sparkle. Thin tears, slightly fatty. Good aromatic intensity, besides conveying a fresh feeling it also transmits, without effort, tropical fruit fragrances with good citrus notes and also the presence of white fruit like pear. There are also some sweet notes, which lays nicely as an additional spectra. It has a good entrance, cool and smooth, with a mean impression of creaminess, but very light; the fruity sensation is present and dominates at all times. It is a greedy confusion between pineapple and pear that reaches the end of its fresh journey. Good acidity, which helps maintain freshness. Somdinou Blanc has a nice and smooth finish, giving a hint of bitterness at the very end. An exotic wine which leaves me longing for more!
This is a white mono-varietal from D.O Terra Alta. Unoaked young, fresh and promising every wine lover out there, great wines to come from this magical region, in the future as well! It is made by Celler Cooperatiu de Gandesa in the county of the same name in the province of Tarragona. There is a reason the wines is as good as it is, the cooperative decided to use only high quality grapes, from vines more than 75 years of age of the Garnatxa Blanca variety. The harvest began in early September. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 12 ° C for a period of 25 days. They are now advised by Toni Coca i Fito. 400,000 bottles of wine are produced each year.
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